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BLAINE BENNETT HEAD COACH RECORD AT CWU: 41-16 (.719), 5th year OVERALL HEAD COACHING RECORD: 68-48 (.586), 11th year ALMA MATER: Whitworth, 1988; Washington State, 1990 BORN: October 15, 1964 in Spokane, WA


Through his first five seasons as the head football coach at Central Washington University, Blaine Bennett has established himself as one of the most successful gridiron coaches in school history. Bennett has compiled a record of 41-16 over his first five seasons as the Wildcats’ head coach, leading CWU to Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012. He also guided the Wildcats to NCAA Division II playoff berths in each of his first two seasons in Ellensburg, including a national quarterfinal appearance in 2009. CWU has also won 80 percent of its GNAC games (32-8 record) during Bennett’s tenure, including the only 8-0 conference record in league history in 2008. Individually, CWU has had 43 first-team allGNAC selections in Bennett’s five seasons at the helm, including 13 first-team picks in 2009 as the Wildcats climbed to the number one ranking in the NCAA Division II polls for the first time in school history. Bennett, a three-time GNAC Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2012), also mentored quarterback Mile Reilly to a runner-up finish in the Harlon Hill Trophy balloting in 2008 as the top Division II football player in the country. Since coming to CWU, Bennett has also become a voting member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in its weekly Division II national polls and is the AFCA Division II All-American coordinator for Region Five. He also became a member of the NCAA Division II rating committee in 2011. Off the field, Bennett has been instrumental in leading community service efforts by the Wildcat football program. He serves as a member of the United Way board and guides CWU student-athletes with an annual American Red Cross blood drive, an annual Yakima River cleanup, as well as contributions to the F.I.S.H. Food Bank and the Dr. Seuss reading program, in which Wildcat players read to local elementary school classes. Bennett, 48, was hired on January 18, 2008 to guide the Wildcats following six years as an assistant coach in the Big Ten Conference. He returned to familiar surroundings with his arrival at CWU, having been raised in both Ellensburg and Walla Walla. A 1983 graduate of Walla Walla High School in 1983, where he played football for his father, Shorty Bennett, Blaine Bennett embarked on a college football career at both the University of Idaho and

Whitworth College. A 1988 graduate of Whitworth with a degree in secondary education and math, Bennett then spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Washington State University, adding a Master’s degree in physical education from WSU in 1990. He also spent one season as the offensive coordinator at California State University, Chico (Chico State) and one year as wide receivers coach at Idaho. As a collegiate head coach, Bennett is quite familiar with small college football in the Pacific Northwest. He spent six seasons as the head coach at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., compiling a 27-32 record as the Wolves’ mentor from 1995-2000. During that time, he helped guide the school through a transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II ranks, leading the Wolves to the NAIA playoffs and a Columbia Football Association championship in 1997. Following his coaching stint at WOU, which had also included three seasons as an assistant coach, Bennett spent six years at the NCAA Division I level as an assistant coach. He was the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator under Joe Tiller at Purdue University from 2001-05 before becoming the assistant head coach at Michigan State University under John L. Smith in 2006. While at Purdue, he coached current Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton. Bennett has been married to wife Melissa for 25 years. The couple has three children, sons Blaine John (21) and Matthew (18), and daughter Brianne (20). Blaine John will be a sophomore wide receiver for the Wildcat football team in 2013, while Brianne will be a junior at Washington State University and Matthew will graduate from Ellensburg High School in 2013.

BENNETT YEAR-BY-YEAR SCHOOL Wetern Oregon Wetern Oregon Wetern Oregon Wetern Oregon Wetern Oregon Wetern Oregon WOU (6 years) Central Washington Central Washington Central Washington Central Washington Central Washington CWU (5 years) OVERALL (11 years)

W-L CONF. FINISH 1-4 t-5th 2-7 2-3 t-4th 3-7 4-1 1st 7-3 2-3 t-4th 4-5 3-1 2nd 5-5 2-2 3rd 6-5 27-32 14-14 8-0 1st 10-2 6-0 1st 12-1 7-1 1st 8-3 4-4 3rd 4-6 7-3 1st 7-4 32-8 41-16 68-48 46-22

BENNETT VS. OPPONENTS WOU CWU ALL W-L W-L W-L OPPONENT 1-1 3-1 4-2 Azusa Pacific 0-4 0-0 0-4 UC Davis 0-1 0-0 0-1 Cal State Northridge 0-1 0-0 0-1 Carson-Newman 4-2 — 4-2 Central Washington 0-1 0-0 0-1 Chico State 1-0 2-0 3-0 Colorado Mesa 0-0 8-0 8-0 Dixie State 2-3 0-0 2-3 Eastern Oregon 0-1 0-1 0-2 Eastern Washington 3-1 6-4 9-5 Humboldt State 0-0 1-0 1-0 Idaho State 1-1 0-0 1-1 Lewis & Clark 1-3 0-0 1-3 Linefield 0-0 1-1 1-1 Minnesota Duluth 0-0 0-1 0-1 Montana 0-1 0-1 Northwest Missouri State 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 Pacific Lutheran 1-0 0-0 1-0 Puget Sound 4-2 5-1 9-3 Simon Fraser 3-3 1-0 4-3 Southern Oregon 0-0 1-0 1-0 Tarleton State 0-0 0-2 0-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 1-1 1-1 West Texas A&M — 9-1 9-1 Western Oregon 2-4 2-0 4-4 Western Washington 2-0 0-0 2-0 Whitworth 1-3 0-0 1-3 Willamette 27-32 41-16 68-48 ALL OPPONENTS


CWU ATHLETIC FACILITIES


BOWL GAME PARTICIPANTS


EAST-WEST

CACTUS BOWL

SHRINE GAME

2003-2010

2009

Joe SmithPUNTER Moses LewisWIDE RECEIVER Jake RobertsWIDE RECEIVER Johnny LopezRUNNING BACK Bret StrayLINEBACKER Brian PotucekWIDE RECEIVER Emilio IniguezRUNNING BACK Dustin HawkinsDEFENSIVE LINEMAN Lance GibsonDEFENSIVE LINEMAN Jeremy JacobsDEFENSIVE BACK

Mike ReillyQUARTERBACK Jared BronsonTIGHT END

2010 NOMINEES Adam BighillLINEBACKER Eugene GermanyDEFENSIVE LINEMAN Bryson KellyRUNNING BACK

CASINO DEL SOL

ALL-STAR GAME 2012 Justin HelwegeWIDE RECEIVER


CWU IN THE NFL /CFL /AFL

NFL

CFL

Jon Kitna

Mike Reilly

Jared Bronson

Adam Bighill

TIGHT END

LINEBACKER

QUARTERBACK

Mike Reilly QUARTERBACK

Bryson Kelly RUNNING BACK

Courtney Smith DEFENSIVE BACK

QUARTERBACK

AFL Courtney Smith DEFENSIVE BACK


CWU AT CENTURY LINK FIELD(FORMERLY QWEST FIELD)

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CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution. Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by calling the Center for Disability Services at 509-963-2171 or TDD 509-963-2143.

Central Washington University

VS.

VIII

Western Oregon University

Qwest Field • Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 • Kickoff at 6 p.m.

SEASON HOME GAME

SCHEDULE 8/28/2010

Minnesota Duluth 1 p.m.

9/18/2010 10/9/2010 10/23/2010 11/6/2010 11/13/2010

Dixie State 1 p.m. Southern Oregon 1 p.m. Homecoming Humboldt State 1 p.m. Simon Fraser Noon Senior Day Western Oregon Noon

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POSTSEASON AND PRESEASON POLLS 2009 POSTSEASON POLL

2010 PRESEASON POLL American Football Coaches Association


CWU VS. BIG SKY CONFERENCE

VS.


9.11.2010

VS.

Eastern Washington

LOSS

32-35

9.26.2009

VS.

Idaho State

WIN

33-32

9.27.2008

VS.

Montana

LOSS

35-38

9.16.2006

VS.

Eastern Washington

WIN

21-14


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COMMUNITY SERVICE


UNITED WAY STRAW PICK-UP AT CLERF’S FARM YAKIMA RIVER CLEAN-UP BLOOD DRIVE F.I.S.H. FOOD BANK DR. SEUSS READING PROGRAM


TEAM BUILDING ROPES COURSE


RIVER RAFTING

SPRING RIDGE


CWU SEASONS

300+ DAYS OF SUNSHINE PER YEAR! AVERAGE TEMPERATURE F a l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 5 H, 4 9 L W i n t e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 9 H, 2 5 L S p r i n g . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 0 H, 4 2 L S u m m e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 3 H, 5 3 L

AVERAGE YEARLY PRECIPITATION Ellensburg...........................9.1in Seattle...............................37.1in S p o k a n e ..............................16.7in Phoenix................................7.3in


DRIVE TIMES FROM ELLENSBURG:

To To To To To To

Seattle .............................1:35 Sea-Tac............................1:45 Yakima ............................0:30 Wenatchee .....................1:05 Spokane..........................2:40 Tri-Cities ..........................1:55


CWU HOUSING At CWU, we have 20 residence halls offering a variety of attractive and complete housing and dining packages. Living on campus at CWU affords you many opportunities and has proven to be instrumental in the academic success of Central students. As an on-campus resident, you will have ample opportunity to grow and develop outside the classroom as you live with people who understand the educational process and can discuss classes, professors, homework, and exams with you. Living on campus enhances your overall education and is perhaps one of the best ways to develop friendships with peers that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Wendell Hill Hall

New Barto Hall

New Barto Hall Commons


NEWEST CWU BUILDINGS HOGUE TECHNOLOGY CENTER The multi-million dollar remodel project of Hogue was just completed in September 2011, making it one of the nation’s most advanced facilities for industrial and engineering technology. The building recreates real-world engineering working conditions, features plug-ins for solar panels and wind turbines, and enables students to see into the structure to understand the “green” construction methods in the energy-efficient building. CWU’s Industrial and Engineering Technology program, which offers Washington’s only specialization in heavy civil construction, is housed in the new building.

BARTO HALL FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS The new hall opened fall quarter 2012. This four-level, state-of-the-art, energy efficient building is designed to house 362 first-year students. Some green features include energy efficient heating/cooling and lighting system, the use of alternative energy using solar energy to heat water, efficient air filters, and water use reduction.


380-ACRE CAMPUS


STUDENT UNION & RECREATION CENTER

STUDENT UNION · Market-style dining area with a large variety of food choices · Wildcat Shop Bookstore · Full-service U.S. Bank and ATM machines · Movie theatre · Large ballroom · Student radio station, 88.1 KCWU, the ‘Burg

RECREATION CENTER · 50-foot rock wall · Indoor jogging track · Four-court gymnasium · Strength training and cardiovascular areas and group exercise rooms · Outdoor equipment rentals · Locker rooms with saunas


ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES At CWU, students get to do what they’re studying in real-world settings. Average class size: 25 Majors offered: 100+ Pre-professional programs: 11 Clubs and organizations: 125+ Colleges on campus: 4 (Arts and Humanities, Business, Education and Professional Studies, Sciences)

Students enrolled: Approx. 10,000

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY · Northwest’s premier program. · Recognized regionally and nationally. · The only program in the nation to earn national

recognition across the curriculum in a single year.


BUSINESS · One of only 5 percent in the world to earn national accreditation by · ·

the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only Sport Business Certificate Program in the state designed for undergraduate students in a school of business. Best in the state for graduating job-ready students who are grounded in the practical and ethical aspects of public and industry accounting.

TEACHER EDUCATION · CWU’s largest academic college with 1,300 students. · The sixth largest teacher education program in the nation. · Placed in the top 1 percent of education programs in the nation by a national review agency.

PARAMEDICS · One of less than a half-dozen in the nation that offers a bachelor’s degree in paramedicine.

· Only program to offer a two-year concentration in the paramedicine major. · Job-placement rate is nearly 100 percent.

AVIATION · Only public university in the Northwest that offers a Bachelor of Science in aviation.

· Direct-hire agreements with Horizon Air, American Eagle, and Pinnacle Airlines.

· Best training facilities on the West Coast.


CWU STUDENT LIFE

CWU hosts art exhibits, music and theater productions, poetry slams, film screenings, academic workshops, faculty presentations, career fairs, and many other events throughout the year. CWU provides many opportunities for you to enhance your social life. You’ll find your niche among more than 125 clubs and associations.

D.L. Hughley

Bill Cosby

J.R. Martinez

Edward James Olmos

You may recognize some of these people who have visited campus recently.

We know the foundations built during your first year of college are key to your success. Our First Year Experience (FYE) program provides you with a comprehensive guide to your first year, which is guaranteed to help increase your success at CWU.


Beautiful trails and wildlife

Great hiking and sight seeing

Some of the best Fly Fishing on the Yakima River

Yakima River Rafting

Amazing guest speakers: Sig Hansen of Deadliest catch


TUITION AND FEES COMPARISON

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY $7,941 (RESIDENT) WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY $20,934 (NON-RESIDENT) $10,905 (WUE) EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY $7,933 (RESIDENT) HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY $26,352 (NON-RESIDENT) $10,606 (WUE)


GRANTS AND FINANCIAL AID Considering CWU but not sure how you’re going to pay for it? Paying for college can be pretty intimidating, but there are many options available to make sure your financial experience at CWU is as easy as possible. In fact, every year CWU awards more than $80 million in financial aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. In addition to loans, there are also many grants and scholarships available. Go to www.cwu.edu/scholar/cms/ to browse and apply for scholarships and grants at CWU. You must complete the General Scholarship Application between October 1 and February 1.

PELL GRANT: $5,550 (Maximum) WASHINGTON STATE NEED GRANT: $7,630 (Maximum) SEOG GRANT: $900 (Maximum) FEDERAL WORK STUDY: $6,200 (Maximum) *All numbers are based on the 2012-2013 school year and are based on an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of 00000


THE PROCESS APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID · FAFSA website: www.fafsa.ed.gov. · Complete and mail as soon as possible after Jan. 1. · CWU School code: 003771. · You will then receive an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which determines the amount of aid you’re eligible for.

AFTER BEING ACCEPTED TO CWU · You will receive a financial aid award letter informing you of the type of · ·

aid that is available to you. Be sure to check your CWU e-mail regularly. You must accept the amount listed on the award letter before the check will be awarded.

CONTACT THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE PHONE: 509.963.1611, EXT. 3 WEBSITE: www.cwu.edu/~finaid


QUALIFYING There are three qualifications that the NCAA has that help to determine your eligibility. Once you have registered for the clearinghouse they will let us and you know which of the following categories you fall into: 1. Qualifier: A qualifier is a student who, for purposes of determining eligibility for financial aid, practice, and completion in Division I or Division II Institutions, has met all the following requirements: A. Graduate form High School B. Successful completion of 16 core courses C. 2.0 Minimum GPA in the core courses curriculum D. Specified minimum 820 SAT or 17 ACT 2. Partial-qualifier: A partial-qualifier is a student who does not meet the requirements for a qualifier but who, at the time of graduation from high school, presents one of the following requirements: A. 2.0 GPA in the core course curriculum B. Specified minimum 820 SAT or 17 ACT 3. Non-qualifier: A non-qualifier is a student who has not graduated high school or who, presented neither the core curriculum GPA and SAT/ACT score required for a qualifier.


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